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Participating Companies

Featured Illinois Manufacturer:
Bales Metal Surface Solutions
About Company   Downers Grove, IL

Bales Metal Surface Solutions


Providing metal surface solutions since 1978 for a variety of industries worldwide. We offer corrosion, wear, abrasion and release solutions. ISO certified and Women Owned.


Top products: Electroless Nickel, Nicklon, Nibore, Diamond EN, Hard Chrome, Diamond Chrome, Passivation, Diamond Polishing, Blasting


Special Capabilities: Xray certification


Metal Surface Solutions

Contact Information:

Sara Mortensen



From earth moving equipment to automobiles; medical devices to consumer products, Illinois is home to 20,000 manufacturers employing nearly 600,000 people. 

IMEC, along with our strategic partners, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and other friends of manufacturing, have launched this on-line resource to showcase the diversity of products made here and celebrate the companies that manufacture them. In towns from Chicago to Carbondale, manufacturing is the engine that powers the Illinois economy.